The deadly COVID-19 outbreak has put global TV and film production on hold. But thankfully for Netlfix, which was already deep into its 2021 slate before the pandemic shrouded any further filming, it won’t have to deal with lack of content for the time being. Netflix is launching shows as per schedule, and new seasons of old shows are also in the pipeline. Ryan Murphy’s ambitious political comedy starring Ben Platt ‘The Politician’. will, in fact, be back on Netflix in summer despite the coronavirus. The Politician will air its season 2 mid-June as the team had wrapped up production before the lockdown. There is; however, a lot of ambiguity concerning season 3, which might also be the last for the series.
The Politician Will Return For A Season 2 On Netflix In Summer
In an interview with the Collider, Ryan Murphy spilled details about The Politician Season 2:
“Season 2, we were lucky enough that we finished filming and editing right before the coronavirus thing happened. We have a great second season and I think we’re trying to figure out how [to] mix them now in the social distancing age. I think we’ve figured it out. I’m really proud of it. I love what we came up with, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan and I.”
Season 2 is going to be a momentous one for the series. Showrunner Ryan Murphy has revealed that he isn’t planning on a season 3 anytime soon, and this has nothing to do with the pandemic. In fact, Murphy wishes to conclude The Politician with a season 3, which is unlikely to happen until a few years pass by.
The Politician To End With A Season 3
Ryan Murphy wants the protagonist Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) to age before season 3, which he thinks will feature a presidential race. Murphy believes that Ben Platt is still fairly young. And he wants to see a couple of years go by so the actor can innately fit into the new storyline.
While Murphy’s The Politician will not be out until June, his new Project hits Netflix today. ‘Hollywood’, a drama series about aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood is set for a May 1 release date. The limited series also features The Politician alumni David Corenswet and Dylan McDermott.